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-<​html>​+===== Filezilla Tutorial =====
  
 +FTP stands for File Transmission Protocol. Therefore it is not a specific program, but a specification of a specific way to transfer files.
  
 +The programs used to transferfiles using FTP are called 'FTP clients'​. There are many of them, for all platforms. Some are commercial, some are free, some are easier to use than others...
  
-<​h2>​CuteFTP Tutorial</​h2>​ +We are going to use the well known FTP client [[http://filezilla-project.org/download.php?​type=client|Filezilla]]It is free and it exists for WindowsLinux and OSXAnyway ​the basic configuration options are similar in all clients ​- feel free to use whichever ​you prefer.
-<​p>​CuteFTP is an FTP (File Transfer Protocol) client, used for transferring files either to or from a server.<​br>​ +
-  FTP is most beneficial with large numbers of files or folders, but you'll soon want to use it every chance you get.<​br>​ +
-  It's simple and quick, ​ no harder than dragging and dropping files like we're all used to. </​p>​ +
-<​p>​What makes CuteFTP so great? <​br>​ +
-  The ease of use, speed, and professional yet intuitive interface make CuteFTP one of the very best FTP solutions.<​br>​ +
-</​p>​ +
-<​p>​That'​s not all there is to CuteFTP though. <​br>​ +
-Don't let the name fool you, it's got quite an arsenal of advanced features including several types of encryption, queue saving, scheduled transfers, and much more.</​p>​ +
-<p>We will cover the basics of getting connected to your Xirvik seedbox, and a bit extra to get you off to a good start.</​p>​ +
-<​p>​First,​ make sure get CuteFTP if you don't have it already.<​br>​ +
-  Support the developers and buy it from <a href="http://www.cuteftp.com/​products/ftp_clients.aspx">​here.</​a></​p>​ +
-When you first open up CuteFTPyou'll see this dialog box. +
-<​h5>​(Note:​ If this isn't your first time you can access ​the connection wizard by using Ctrl+J or File &gt; Connect &gt; Connection Wizard)</​h5>​ +
-<​p></​html>​{{:​cftp2.png|}}<​html></​p>​ +
-Go ahead and fill <​strong>​Host address</​strong>​ with the URL you use to access your main seedbox page on Xirvik. +
-<​p>​The site name will fill auto-fill with the host address you specify, ​feel free to change it to anything ​you'd like.</p>+
  
-<​p>​Hit <​strong>​Next</​strong>​.<​br>​ +In all cases you will have to install ​the client ​and then configure ​it (adding your seedbox as a remote ​server) ​firstObviously ​you only need to do this once.
-  Enter in your usual seedbox Username and Password into the corresponding fields.</​p>​ +
-<​p></​html>​ {{:​cftp3.png|}}<​html></​p>​ +
-<​p>​Hit <​strong>​Next.</​strong></​p>​ +
-<​p>​This next section isn't important, just choose where you'd like the default local folder to be. <​br>​ +
-All this means is that when you connect to the server CuteFTP ​will automatically set the local directory ​to whatever you specify.<​br>​ +
-If unsure, choose C:\. +
-</​p>​ +
-<​p></​html>​{{:​cftp4.png|}} <​html></​p>​ +
-<​p>​Hit <​strong>​Next</​strong>​ &amp; then <​strong>​Finish.</​strong></​p>​ +
-<​p>​You'​ll now see your newly configured FTP server in the <​em>​Site Manager</​em>​ to the left.<​br>​ +
-  Let's go ahead and right click on it and navigate to <​strong>​Properties</​strong>​. </​p>​ +
-<​p></​html>​{{:​cftp5.png|}} <​html></​p>​ +
-<​p>​Here you can change everything about the way CuteFTP connects to the server.<​br>​ +
-  All we need to do now is switch to <​em>​Type</​em>​ and select <​strong>​FTP with TLS/​SSL ​(Auth TLS - Explicit)</​strong>​ under <​em>​Protocol Type</​em>​.</​p>​ +
-<​p></​html>​ {{:​cftp6.png|}}<​html><​br>​ +
-  Now hit <​strong>​Connect </​strong>​so we can try it out!</​p>​ +
-<p>So now that you are connected, here's an overview of the main CuteFTP window.</​p>​ +
-<​p></​html>​{{:​cftp7.png|}} <​html></​p>​ +
-<​p>​You can use the quick server ​bar to enter in server information quickly, and connect.<​br>​ +
-  You can drag from the left panel (Local Foldersto the right panel (Remote Folders) to upload files and folders.<​br>​ +
-  Dragging from the Remote folders to the Local folders will download the files and folders.<​br>​ +
-Alternately ​you can right click click files and hit <​strong>​Download</​strong>​. </​p>​ +
-<​p>​Once you begin downloading/​uploading something it will be visible in the Queue section.<​br>​ +
-  Here you can stop, start, and delete the transfer by right clicking on it.<​br>​ +
-  Below is an example of what you will see if you right click a queued transfer.</​p>​ +
-<​p></​html>​{{:​cftp8.png|}} <​html><​br>​ +
-  Everything is basic here.<​br>​ +
-  You can also load/save your queues, and change the order in which something will download here. <​br>​ +
-  Also you can remove queues that are either finished or still going from this context menu. +
-</​p>​ +
-<​p>​Also if you ever want to close CuteFTP but don't want your downloads to stop, go ahead.<​br>​ +
-  They will continue downloading in the Transfer Engine. You can see it in the bottom right of your screen next to your clock.<​br>​ +
-</​html>​ {{:​cftp9.png|}}<​html></​p>​ +
-<​p>​When CuteFTP is closed, double-click it to see your Transfer'​s in action!</​p>​ +
-<​p>​That just about sums it up! <​br>​ +
-  I hope you enjoyed ​this tutorial, and now have a better understanding of what CuteFTP is all about!</​p>​ +
-<​p>​Thanks for choosing Xirvik.</​p>​ +
  
 +==== Filezilla installation ====
  
 +Start by downloading and executing the setup file from the link above.
  
-</html>+All default setup options are fine, so nothing to explain there. Accept the license (it's GPL, to sum it up as an user you can do anything you want), choose whether you want to install Filezilla for only you or all the users in the PC, change installation path if you don't like the default one, and that's pretty much it. 
 + 
 +The first time you run FileZilla it looks like this: 
 + 
 +{{::​ftp_tutorial_filezilla_empty.jpg|}} 
 + 
 +On the left there is your computer, and on the right there is nothing yet. Press the highlighted button (site manager) so we can tell Filezilla about the Xirvik seeedbox. 
 + 
 +{{::​ftp_tutorial_filezilla_sitemanager_empty.jpg|}} 
 + 
 +Now click on new site, to add the seedbox to Filezilla'​s server list. 
 + 
 +The site configuration screen looks like this: 
 + 
 +{{::​ftp_tutorial_filezilla_sitesetup.jpg|}} 
 + 
 +Note that we called the service (on the left) "​Xirvik seedbox"​. In the general tab, we used the data from the welcome email: The server name, the user, and the password, which is not shown there. 
 + 
 +Leave the port empty, as we use the standard FTP port (which is 21). 
 + 
 +For server type, use FTPES, or if you are using a different FTP client, whatever option is needed to enable TLS/SSL - this is for encryption. You can connect without encryption, but we strongly recommend that you use it if it's available. All the options in the other tabs (Advanced, Transfer settings and Charset) are OK with their default values. 
 + 
 +Click Connect are you will finally see your server in the file window. Remember, the left part of the screen shows your computer and the right part shows the contents of your seedbox account: 
 + 
 +{{::​ftp_tutorial_filezilla_connected.jpg|}} 
 + 
 +Note that we created a folder called SeedboxDownloads,​ and that we selected it in the left panel. On the right you can see the Make magazine episode we had downloaded earlier. 
 + 
 +Finally, to transfer the files we just drag and drog the folder in the server to the folder in the PC. The transfer starts inmediately,​ and we can see the progress: 
 + 
 +  
 + 
 +{{::​ftp_tutorial_filezilla_transferinprogress.jpg|}} 
 + 
 +You can see the speed and remaining time. 
 + 
 +This is all there is to it. Remember that the server setup part you did before was a one time thing. The next time you start Filezilla, your Xirvik seedbox is listed in the dropdown list by the server manager button: 
 + 
 +{{::​ftp_tutorial_filezilla_serverdropdown.jpg|}} 
 + 
 +Xirvik
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